The Bangkok Criminal Court found the former civil servant guilty on 29 counts of violating the country's lese majeste law for posting audio clips to Facebook and YouTube with comments deemed critical of the monarchy, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said
Thai political history is littered with army coups that have nullified the results of national elections. The last coup, in 2014, was followed by the passage of an army-drafted Constitution that has eroded democratic institutions further. The Senate, for instance, is now entirely appointed.
Thailand electorate votes in general elections after nearly five years of military rule; exiled ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra in fray
Polling began on Sunday after nearly five years of military rule in Thailand where around 51 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise, South China Morning Post reported.
Detained footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi refuses voluntary extradition to Bahrain; pleads for Thailand to defend him
Hakeem Al-Araibi, a soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court Monday that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing
Narendra Modi holds 'productive talks' with Thailand counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha, reviews scope of bilateral ties
Narendra Modi and Prayuth Chan-ocha met in Nepalese capital Kathmandu on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. They discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between India and Thailand.
Thailand cave rescue: Discipline and courage finally win as absence of politics, gamesmanship result in 13 saved lives
Now that the rescue is over, the agony of suspense ended, the government of Thailand, its armed forces and its guts and glory divers need to be given a standing ovation for their professional conduct and their commitment shown in putting their lives on the line.
The BBC article was published shortly after King Maha Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne in December 2016 following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Thailand's prime minister evaded journalists' questions on Monday by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him.
Responding to the slew of criticism ahead of a constitutional referendum in the country, Thai authorities on Wednesday defended the vote as "free and fair", media reported
Thailand on Saturday voted in a referendum on a new constitution that critics say is tailor-made for the military government to stay in control for several years and entrench a new, quasi-democratic system that gives vast powers to appointed officials.
Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has accused the ruling junta of trying to push through a new constitution designed to limit democracy
Thai army pranks nation on April Fool's: Removes Martial law, but replaces it with draconian Article 44
On Wednesday, Thailand's junta lifted martial law, but then quickly replaced it with another set of draconian laws innocuously called "Article 44.
Two small bomb explosions outside a major shopping mall in Thailand's capital were aimed at discrediting the military government, the junta leader said Monday.
Yingluck was removed from office in May, after a court found her guilty of abuse of power.
Prayuth led a May coup that toppled a democratically elected government after months of mass protests that brought much of the capital Bangkok to a halt.
Prayuth's 11-point plan is the latest in a series of moves by the junta to consolidate power on its own terms, starting with the May 22 coup that overthrew an elected government.
Thailand's coup leader was formally endorsed as prime minister by the nation's revered king on Monday
The junta has ruled out holding new elections before around October 2015, despite appeals from the United States and the European Union for a return to democracy.